April 28, 2012

Earth Platinum - Worlds Largest Atlas Features Image From Jeff Cremer



Rainforest Expeditions is happy to announce that Jeff Cremer (our photography tour instructor) is having one of his high resolution gigapixel images published in the largest Atlas ever printed - Earth Platinum.

The picture to be published is a 4,000 megapixel panorama of the desert oasis of Huacachina located south of Lima, Peru.  

The huge atlas contains only 128 pages but it weighs in at an astonishing 150kg, measuring six ft by 4½ ft, making it taller than some of its editors.

It may even be the world’s largest published book. With only 31 copies of Earth Platinum being produced and each copy is to be priced at $100,000, it must also be one of the most expensive.
The atlas is the culmination of the efforts of more than 100 cartographers, geographers and photographers from around the world, and took more than 4 years to complete. The book contains 128 pages of maps, flags and breathtaking images of famous landscapes and more. A word of caution, don’t try to read it alone – it takes two people to turn the pages!

The prior record for the largest atlas dates all the way back to the 17th century when the famous Klencke Atlas was gifted to Charles the II by a group of Dutch merchants. Thebook, measuring an amazing 5 ft. x 3 ft. was presented in recognition of his restoration to the English throne in 1660. The atlas, now in the safekeeping of the British Library, was put on public display with its pages open for the first time in 350 years at the 2010 Magnificent Maps exhibition. Guinness World Records stated:

“We at Guinness World Records are thrilled and honored to be witnessing the production of what we're sure will be the world's largest atlas. It will represent the breaking of a record that has stood since circa 1660 and, in this era of digital content, will provide a unique, valuable, enduring and unforgettable perspective on the world we live in.”

If you ever get a chance to see the book Jeffs' image is on page 26 and if you ever get a chance to visit the Peruvian Amazon you can take a photography tour and learn how its done.

You can also view an online version of the published image by clicking here: Huacachina, Peru -Gigapixel Panorama.  You can also find other gigapixel panoramas here: DiffractionUnlimited.net

1 comment:

  1. This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad. Cheap Flights to Freetown


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